Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution:
Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual

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At the turn of this 21st century, interest and research in exploring and communicating with the dead, angels, and other entities, has exploded into such a proliferation of movements, books, projects, foundations, workshops, services, and more, that another book (or several) could be written just to begin to catalog them all.

The following list is not intended as a complete overview
of those working in traditions related to Spiritism and/or Spiritualism, nor, certainly, of the multitude of individuals working in Mexico, as well as in various cultures and languages all over the world as mediums, channelers, healers, Fidencistas, curanderos espíritas, intuitives, clairvoyants, shamans, psychics, remote viewers, animal communicators, UFO encounter researchers, and more; rather, it is a very rough representation of the extremely varied and mosiac-like milieu in which I—the American translator—find myself in this second decade of the 21th century. In other words, think of this list as a small slice of a very rich and complex sociological pie—the "pie" being those who claim to communicate or have communicated with disembodied consciousnesses. Moreover, I selected these websites because they lend themselves to further exploration by English-language readers.

Once again, it is not my intention to convince anyone of the validity or invalidity of Spiritism, or of any other belief system, but to simply provide an English translation and context for a work I believe is fundamental for understanding Francisco I. Madero and, therefore, the Mexican Revolution of 1910, and Madero's Presidency. This list, as the other lists and information on this website, is intended only to enrich the reader's understanding of this work's context.

Dr. Eben Alexander
Harvard University neurosurgeon and author of Proof of Heaven.

Jana Anna
Medium, psychic, channel, healer, life coach. Channel for the book by Irene Kendig, Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead.

Stylianos Atteshlis (Daskalos, "Teacher")
Cypriot mystic, healer, and spiritual teacher who died in Cyprus at the age of 85 in 1995. Founder of Researchers of Truth, and author of Words of Truth. Best-known because of the several books about him by University of Maine sociologist Kyriacos Markides, among them, The Magus of Strovolos.

Emma Bragdon
Spiritist and expert on Brazilian Spiritists and also spirit attachments.

Barbara Brennan
Healer, author of Hands of Light and Light Emerging. Founder of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.

Robert Bruce
Australian explorer of the astral realms. Author of
Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out-of-Body Experiences. which includes material about the dead and also a chapter on "Astral Beings and Wildlife."

Lyn Buchanan
Controlled remote viewer. Author of The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a Psychic Spy for the U.S. Military and founder of Problems > Solutions > Innovations. (

Sophy Burnham
Washington DC-based mystic, playwright, novelist, and essayist. Author of the New York Times best-seller A Book of Angels and, most recently, The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom. Her papers, including the extraordinary volume of correspondence she received after publishing A Book of Angels, are in Georgetown University Library's Special Collections.

Maureen Caudill
A former senior scientist for a major Department of Defense contractor, Cahill had a transformative experience during her stay at the Monroe Institute. Her book, Suddenly Psychic: A Skeptic's Journey, includes detailed overview of the various focus levels, her experiences exploring them, including F-22 to F-28, levels corresponding to human consciousness after death, and F-13, for machine consciousness.

Rev. Betsy Cohen
Brooklyn-based psychic medium and minister of the Spiritualist Church.
>>Watch a brief video of her communicating with the spirit of Apple founder Steve Jobs, October, 16, 2012.
>>Listen to her informative podcast, "All About Seances"

Frank DeMarco
Co-founder of Hampton Roads Publishing Company, a leading publisher of esoterica, and the author of several books including, most recently, The Cosmic Internet: Explanations from the Other Side. >>Listen to a fascinating interview with DeMarco about his research as a "writing medium" on Virginia Insight with Tom Graham.

Donna Eden
Energy healer, teacher, author of Energy Medicine and co-author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.

Find Me
A group of psychics and mediums assisting law enforcement and families to find missing people. Watch a brief video of interviews with participants here.

Anne Gehman

A registered medium at Lily Dale, the Spiritiualist community of mediums in upstate New York; Gehman was featured in the HBO film "No One Dies in Lily Dale." (view trailer) and in the book by Dr Gary Schwartz, The Afterlife Experiments.

Uri Geller

Israeli spoon bender par excellence. A flamboyant psychic who burst onto the international scene in the 1970s when Dr Andrija Puharich discovered him and brought him to the west. His visit to Stanford Research Institute features prominently in the beginning days of the remote viewing program in the early 1970s.

Rev. Steve Hermann
An ordained minister, certified medium and teacher with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches(USA), Steve Hermann describes himself as "able to mentally see, hear, and sense persons in the spirit dimension, and convey messages from them to people in the physical world. Although I use my psychic ability to receive communications from the spirit word, I am not a psychic reader or a fortune teller. My sessions are purely mediumistic with a focus on spiritual guidance, and evidential messages from recognizable personalities in the spirit world." He leads workshops in the US, New Zealand, the Philippines.
> Watch his talk about mediumship as part of a Spiritualist service in 2013.
> Read his blog post about Spiritualism and Spiritism and some history of Spiritism in the Philippines.
> Read my interview with Hermann on Francisco I. Madero as medium.

John of God
Brazilian Spiritist and healer.

Jacobo Grinberg-Zylberbaum
Mexican scientist, founder of the National Institute for Consciousness Research, author of some 50 books, and best known for his research on the blind healer Bárbara Guerrero, known as "Doña Pachita," about whom he wrote the book, Pachita. He disappeared in 1994. Watch an approximately 8 minute video about him here.

Budd Hopkins
Renowned abstract expressionist and UFO abduction phenomenon researcher. Read my review of his autobiography, Art, Life, and UFOs, and his obituary in the New York Times.

Tom Kenyon
American psychotherapist, musician, sound healer, and channel for the Hathors. Watch the trailer for the documentary about his soundwork.

Serge Kahili King
Kahuna, author of Urban Shaman and Huna: Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living.

Dr. Rita Louise
Medical intuitive, new thought historian, and author of several works including Dark Angels: A Guide to Ghosts, Spirits and Attached Entities. Host of the popular radio show and podcast Just Energy.

Jeffrey Marks

Author of The Afterlife Interviews, and co-author of the free ebook / pamphlet A Toolbox for Emerging Spirit Activity. His blog is The Inner Voice and he hosts the Explorers of Consciousnesses Internet radio show.

Drunvalo Melchizedek
Author of The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Light, among other works, workshop leader and editor of a popular Internet magazine, Spirit of Ma'at.

Jeffrey Mishlove
Clinical psychologist and consciousness researcher. Host of the TV series "Thinking Allowed"; author of PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter.

Joe McMoneagle
Ex-U.S. Military remote viewer. Author of several works on remote viewing, including Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook and Mind Trek: Exoploring Consciousness, Time and SpaceThrough Remote Viewing.

Robert Monroe
Author of Journeys Out of the Body, inventor of Hemi-Synch and founder of the Monroe Institute. The Monroe Institute's "Lifeline Program" explores "focus levels" 23 - 27, which are the consciousness levels of the afterlife.

Dr. Raymond A. Moody

Leading near death experience (NDE) researcher. Inventor of the "psychomanteum," a specially-designed space for communicating with the dead inspired by the Oracle of the Dead at Ephyra, Greece. Author of Life After Life, Reunions: Visionary Encounters with Departed Loved Ones, and Glimpses of Eternity.

Carolyn Myss
A Catholic American mystic, medical intuitive, writer. Author of numerous best-selling books, most recently, Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason. (Myss contributed the foreword to Edith Ellis's channeled work, An Autobiography of George Washington.)

Rev. Janet Nohavec
A medium and pastor of The Journey Within Spiritualist Church in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Read more about her and her books on her website, www.janetnohavec.com

Dr. Judith Orloff
Assisitant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of Second Sight.

Dr. Andrija Puharich
A medical doctor with a degree from Northwestern University, Puharich was an avid inventor and researcher of parapsychology who became internationally famous for his work with Uri Geller and the psychic surgeons Arigo and Doña Pachita. His second wife, Bep Hermans, wrote his biography, Memories of a Maverick.

Jane Roberts
Novelist and channel for Seth, a self-proclaimed "energy personality essence no longer focused in physical reality," who dictated several works, including the best-selling Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul. Her papers are in Yale University's Sterling Library.

Rose Rosetree
Northern Virginia-based healer and teacher of "Energetic Literacy." Author of numerous books, including Aura Reading, and a popular blog, Deeper Perception Made Practical.

Dr. Ian D. Rubenstein
Doctor and medium, author of Consulting Spirits: A Doctor's Experience with Practical Mediumship.

Phyllis V. Schlemmer

Psychic medium, astrologer, and healer who worked closely with Dr Andrija Puharich. Author of The Only Planet of Choice, based on communications from "The Nine."
>>Listen to a May 2010 interview with her on Universal Talk.

Dr. Gary Schwartz
Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery at the University of Arizona. Author of The Sacred Promise: How Science is Revealing Spirit's Collabration with Us in Our Daily Lives.

Stephan A. Schwartz
Remote viewer and consciousness researcher. Author of Opening to the Infinite.

Dr. Ron Scolastico
Transpersonal psychologist and spiritual counselor, channel for "The Guides," and author of several books, including The Earth Adventure: Your Soul's Journey through Physical Reality.

Penelope Smith
Animal communicator. Author of Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communication.

Whitley Streiber
American author and alien abductee. His best known works are Communion: A True Story, about his encounters with the grays, and The Key, about a visit from an otherworldly messenger.

Ingo Swann
New York City-based artist, author, and originator of the remote viewing protocol at Stanford Research Institute. See Section One, The Ingo Swann Database Regarding Superpowers of the Human Biomind. Proir to his work at SRI in the early 1970s, Swann was a student of Shafica Karagulla, author of Breakthrough to Creativity, among other seminal works on auras and higher states of consciousness.

Ac Tah
Mayan shaman. The 2012 thing.

Russell Targ

Palo Alto, California-based phsyicist, pioneer in the development of the laser and in the remote viewing program at Stanford Research Institute. Author of Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness

William A. Tiller
Professor of Physics at Stanford University, leading consciousness researcher, author of numerous works, including Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution.

>>Listen to two interviews by Merryn José in which he discusses his research in detail, as well as the influence of Edgar Cayce and an encounter with the disembodied consciousness Seth.

James Van Praag
Celebrity medium, author of several books, including Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death; and the New York Times best-sellers, Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side; and Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life.

Dr. Brian Weiss
Psychotherapist specializing in reincarnation research. Author of Many Lives, Many Masters and Messages from the Masters.

Jim and Lori Williams

Remote viewers in the tradition of Lyn Buchanan's CRV.

Lisa Williams
English medium and clairvoyant. Author of The Survival of the Soul.

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